Wynona News

Tennie SloneJ-C Correspondent

WYNONA FLU SHOT CLINIC

Mays Home Call in Ponca City stepped up and agreed to a flu shot clinic in Wynona. It will be held from 1-3 p.m. Friday. They take Medicare and will help bill private insurance. For more call 918-846-2526.

WYNONA SCHOOL NOTES

Submitted by Superintendent Dixie Hurd

The month of October flew. We appreciate the participation in dressing up for Red Ribbon Week. We would like to thank Officer Steve Talburt, Officer Travis Harris, Attorney Steve Venturi and Taylor Venturi for presenting to our junior high and high school students about the dangers and legal issues of getting involved with drugs. We appreciate our staff and faculty for participating and being flexible enough to make school fun for students.

Next week, our elementary will be going to the Constantine Theater to watch the annual performance. They will go on Thursday to the 1 p.m. performance. The money that is raised from our PTO fund raisers helps to pay for these fun adventures! Thanks for always supporting our students. The money and orders for the meat sales is due next Monday, Nov. 3. These items should be in for the holidays. Please get everything turned in on time.

Next Tuesday, Nov. 4, is a very important opportunity for our citizens. Please remember to exercise that right to vote for so many important offices that are up for election.

Only 3 weeks of school before Thanksgiving break. This quarter always flies by. Students should be keeping up with those grades and taking attendance seriously. The grades that make up the semester will go down as a permanent record. Just a reminder — we are a part of the Osage County Truancy Court. For Wynona Public Schools, if a student is absent 5 times without administrative reprieve, a letter will be sent home to remind parents that the attendance is in danger. When a student has 7 absences without doctor notes, etc., a letter will be sent to the parent and the District Attorney. The student and the parent will have to go to Truancy Board to discuss what can be done to make the attendance better. There is a mandatory school attendance law in Oklahoma and the Truancy Board in Osage County is a means to see that our students are getting the education that they deserve. The Truancy Board is made up of representatives from the Osage County Sheriffs’ Office, School Resource Officers, county schools, the District Attorney’s office, Department of Human Services, Office of Juvenile Affairs, and nursing staff.

Basketball season is on the horizon. Please come to the games that you can and help support out students. Picture retakes will be Nov. 21. Jostens will be here Nov. 10 at 12:30 p.m. for sophomores and 1 p.m. for seniors for ring/cap and gown/announcement presentations. They will return on Nov. 14 for the orders. If you have questions, please call our office. We try to post information in the papers, on bulletin boards, on Facebook, and we always take phone calls.

WYNONA CHRISTMAS PARADE DATE SET

The Wynona Christmas parade is going to be held on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m. The theme for the parade is movie and storybook characters. If anyone is planning to have a float in the parade, please call Tosha Greenleaf, Parade Chairperson. Her number is 918-440-0422. Let’s support this parade and make it a big old good one!

VETERAN REPRESENTATIVE AT WYNONA TOWN HALL

Lee Webb, VFW Service Officer, is still coming to the Town Hall from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Fridays to help veterans with their benefits. Every Friday Lee will be at the Pawhuska Community Center from 9-11 a.m., in Wynona from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and in Hominy from 1-2 p.m. Those who live in other towns and need assistance can come to one of these locations.

BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC REMINDER

The Osage Home Health has been coming to Wynona Town Hall for quite some time now to take Blood Pressure and Blood Sugars. She comes on the first of the month or the first day that follows if the first comes on a weekend. We appreciate the Osage Home Health for helping out our town!